We can already download the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android, the new version 2.16.272, an update loaded with new features, but which highlights the arrival of mentions in the groups, a function that we told you it was ready for days, and today finally has been activated, but not only for this version, we can use it in the latest stable release and from the beta version 2.16.148. In addition, it has also been activated for iPhone, for Windows 10 Mobile seems to have not yet come, because if gets a mention appears the @ followed by the phone number.
To use the mentions in groups simply have to write @, this way all participants in the group to which we can mention appear above, we can choose one or write his name. The contact name we have mentioned appear in blue, like a link from your contact information tab will open. We must clarify that mention is not the same as the quote messages function, which also we speak long.
WhatsApp with new video player and more
Internally this beta version of WhatsApp for Android returns to give us enough clues about its future, and that its installation file APK has increased 267 KB, with 526 modified files, again many icons, up to 74 modified. What is interesting are the new added files, with 7 new icons, as you can see in the screenshot below.
Here highlight icons what appears to be a new video player, plus the new button to see GIFs -in the first capture above looks better- plus add Anton.ttf sources, an improvement from the previous anton. ttf, and Oswald-Heavy.ttf. Also they added the “exoplayer_video_view.xml” and “playback_control_view.xml” related to the new video player, as well as “fragment_two_factor_auth_nag.xml” files, which indicates that the two-factor authentication continues to improve and preparing to enable.